Happy Groundhog’s Day

It’s February!  I know.  I know.  Chalk one up for Ms. Obvious.  But, here in the northern hemisphere we are still deeply in the throes of winter.  As a matter of fact, today in Gobbler’s Knob, Pennsylvania, Punxsutawney Phil – the groundhog – predicted six more weeks of winter.

As much as I love sunny days and long to put the top down on my car and drive the canyons of Utah sans snow, I have to say that winter isn’t so very bad.  Being stuck inside, out of necessity due to inclement weather, I find that I get a lot done, particularly family history.  Apparently, a lot of you feel the same way.  In January you keyed and arbitrated a grand total of 2.4 million records.  Wow!  Well done.


So, while I crave warmer weather for hiking and biking and picnics and playing, it’s exciting to see how much we are accomplishing indoors.  Here’s to six more weeks of winter.


Until next time – Happy Keying!


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I guess it is the addition or omission of one word
Shadow “Six more weeks of winter”
No Shadow “Only six more weeks of winter”
After 68 years I have learned “It is what it is” Grin and bear it

If you look at a calendar, it’s six weeks till the first day of spring, so, as a native Floridian, Groundhog Day seems to be unnecessary.

Here in Northern Minnesota if we only have 7 or 8 more weeks of the snow and blustery cold stuff, we’ll consider it an early Spring. Not quite time to plant seedlings for the garden yet. I wonder why my ancestors picked Minnesota, I guess they were young and energetic when they came.

The whole thing is a myth…If it’s a sunny day everyone has a shadow, if it’s cloudy noone has one…

Winter is over when it’s over.
The Northeast has been very lucky so far this year with both storms falling on weekends, I can hack it for 4 6 8 10 more weeks